Description: Key Words: Claremont High School; Claremont United Church of Christ
[Part 1] Winifred Mallows is the daughter of Revered Horace and Luella Mallows. She is a charter member of the Claremont Lawn Bowling Club. Her father grew up in England. When he was 20 years old, he moved to Cleveland, Ohio, before moving to New York and becoming a minister. In 1900 he moved to Los Angles to serve as the minister for Plymouth Congregational Church.
Mallows’ mother was born in La Crosse, Wisconsin,. After attending school in Boston, she moved to Los Angles. She was a teacher in Los Angles before she married Winifred’s father, Horace, in 1903. Their family moved to Claremont in 1923, when Winifred was a freshman at Claremont High School. After she graduated, she attended Pomona College.
Mallows describes the Claremont Congregational Church as a social center for the city.
[Part 2] Mallows attended UCLA and became a teacher for schools in Alta Loma, Linwood, and Ontario.
When her family first moved to Claremont, Indian Hill was a two-lane dirty road. Her mother, Luella, was a geometry and algebra tutor for students and Claremont High School.
The Claremont Lawn Bowling Club started in 1926. Because her father was a member, Winifred was also able to bowl since the summer that the club opened. The club had many picnics in its early year – sometimes two or three in a week. “In those days, people didn’t have so many other activities. It was just an ideal social occasion.”
Mallows explained that her father “appreciated everything and appreciated everybody. He always had a wonderful sense of humor, he loved life, he always looked at the future, he never thought about the past. . . He never grumbled about things, he just had a very happy disposition. Everybody loved to come and talk to him.”
[Tape 3] Horace Mallows wrote a column for the San Dimas Press under the pen name “Grappho.” Claremont and the surrounding cities changed very much since their family moved in 1923, especially with the development of the citrus groves. Her father often reminisced about all of the changes that happened during his lifetime: he was born before the Civil War and before many important inventions became popular – like the steamboat, telegraph, and telephone – and before many others were even invented – like automobiles, airplanes, and televisions.
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